The low quality of food and bad weather are the major reasons why boarding schools in Britain had a bad reputation. Still, it was seen that they had a privilege. Pupils who do not have an idea about the situation of the boarding schools look forward to being admitted in them that’s why they need to be made aware of the situation. The number of students going into boarding schools makes a great difference.
John McDonnell expressed his views about private schools in Britain. He said that they are the representative and symbolize the strange inequality in the UK. Out of the whole population of Britain, just 7 per cent attend institutions that they have to pay for but even then they are the ones to be appointed at the highest of ranks in court and Government after graduating. This was said according to research done by Sutton Trust.
Almost 13.7 or 14 billion pounds are generated in GVA (gross value added) annually by the schools such as Eton College, as said by the consultants of Oxford Economics. Eton College is the college most of the prime ministers have graduated from. If the private sector was fully shut down, all the money wouldn’t disappear because people would find replacements of this. They would hire expensive highly educated tutors for their children and the teachers would find a job and transfer to the state sector.
A whole lot of contribution is made from the foreign students and in every 10 students, 1 out of them is from overseas. In 2016, approximately 930 million pounds were made from their fees and expenses. They also continue their education there and attend university in Britain.
The foreign students will find respectable institutes in other countries if Britain decides to close its private schools as they won’t compromise on their education no matter what. They would go to USA or Australia if this happens which will prove to be a great loss for the economy of Britain.